SpaceX, which continues its way under the leadership of Elon Musk, has achieved a significant success as of August 2, 2020. This success, which was caught by SpaceX, will actually take the space race struggle all over the world to a very different point.
Space race will progress under the leadership of private companies
First of all, a brief explanation, SpaceX had undertaken the task of sending 2 NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and bringing them back successfully. The first part of this study, which will be an experiment for the Dragon capsule, the sending of astronauts to the International Space Station, has been successfully completed.
The next important step, the returning of NASA astronauts to the world, would be just as important. As a matter of fact, as of August 2, 2020, SpaceX was able to take an important step for space racing. 2 NASA astronauts were able to successfully return to the world with the Dragon capsule.
This success of SpaceX means that it has accomplished two important issues. The first was to solve the issue of America’s inability to carry astronauts for a long time. Previously, NASA was sending its astronauts to the International Space Station with Russia’s Soyuz capsule. As a matter of fact, for the first time in a very long time, NASA astronauts were able to go to the International Space Station and return on American territory with an American company.
Another important issue is actually related to the global space race issue. Both America and Russia and China have been running all manned flights with the state project until now. But for the first time in history, a private space company was able to take an astronaut to the International Space Station and successfully return it.
This means that an important level has been left behind for the special space race, which has never been opened before. From now on, not only states, but also private companies will be able to take part in many points of space studies without considering any problems.
Although SpaceX has taken the title of pioneering in this process, both Blue Origin, led by Jeff Bezos, and United Launch Alliance, and well-established names, seem to be one of the influential names in bringing forward the work in the industry.